Small businesses literally make the world go ’round, and I can’t tell you how many local restaurants, boutiques, and stores we support in Raleigh!! When we aren’t able to shop at our local small businesses, though, I LOVE being able to shop online–and I wanted to give a quick shoutout to some of the best ones (in my humble, extremely-picky-and-try-to-only-recommend-the-good-stuff opinion) in their industries.
Goldie Lew-Jazlyn is not only the sweetest, but has an amazing knack for what she does. Goldie Lew is where I get a ton of my necklaces and bracelets from!! I personally love the turquoise and gold combos featured in a lot of her products and LOVE following her on IG because her style is pure FIRE.
Vogt Silversmiths-Vogt gives me ALL the Western feels and is such a cool and classy way to integrate some really rustic elements and pieces into your everyday wardrobe. They make belts, buckles, leather goods and more and I can’t WAIT to show off some of my fave products from them soon…particularly their earrings. SWOOOON!
Anchor Beads– Anchor Beads is near and dear to my heart because I’ve been wearing these necklaces for years and they support an incredible cause. Their owner and founder, Amber, had a young daughter who battled and succumbed to a rare form of childhood cancer, and 10% of all her sales go towards childhood cancer research. If you see me wearing chunky beads with antlers/wood elements, it’s probably from her! Anchor Beads makes bold-yet-lovely pieces that represent the strength and beauty of Amber and her sweet little girl, Georgia.
Chelsea King-Two words: scrunchie. heaven. Chelsea King is a Canadian brand (whoop whoop!!) who makes high quality, handmade scrunchies and I could not love them more despite them not being my husband’s favorite thing ever–sorry not sorry, Tim.
Home Products/Home Decor:
Nate & Lane-I got my porch bed swing from Nate and Lane and it’s a dream situation honestly. It’s a husband-wife business and they have swing beds of all different sizes. This is the first one I’ve ever owned, but definitely don’t want to live without it now.
Rusted Fence-Oh my goodness. Rusted Fence has so many affordable modern-farmhouse decor items! They carry my favorite dough bowls, candles, vases, and lanterns galore!! Rusted Fence has some stuff that feels like I designed it for my house myself–it’s that close to my home decor taste.
Rustica Hardware-We got our barn doors from Rustica and HOLY SMOKES is it exactly what I envisioned in our farm house. They’re made by hand in the USA and shipped out of Utah. We are in loveeeee with Rustica!!
Drake’s Adventure Books-I posted these on my stories not too long ago and people (and by people I also mean Leni, hah!) LOVED them!! It’s not exactly a “business” but Keith Beam created these books to pass his love for hunting and conservation to the next generation and now he’s offering them online. If you donate $25 to the link here, Keith will email you and you’ll get a set of these sweet outdoor adventure books shipped to you (as long as you’re in the USA), and help make sure generations to come get early exposure to the “magic of the outdoors!”
BioShield-This all natural tick and mosquito repellent is the real deal; it’s got all the strength of Deet without the actual…Deet. Time to stock up before we get into summer and the depths of Hell open back up where mosquitos come from!!
Hello Dough-Non-toxic sensory dough for kiddos and babies to play with! Hello Dough is another Canadian shop we love to support–ask my girl Leni, and she’d tell you she’s at her happiest playing with this stuff!
Jennifer Ann-CUTEST small biz for kid’s clothes!! You can personalize them and they’re so soft and unique–guaranteed the sweetest baby gift for the new mama in your life!
Little Lily Shop– I found this shop on Etsy when I realized pretty quickly that Leni was going to be into playing makeup; we’ve probably saved a lot of my makeup from being pilfered and destroyed by little toddler hands by getting her a play set of “makeup” of her own!!
Little Partners-One of the most common DM questions I get is about Leni’s learning tower!! We love being able to make sure she’s secure while hanging out with us in the kitchen; it’s helped her to feel and BE independent while staying safe in her little tower!
Lovebird Baby Nests-These sweet little baby nests look so comfortable that I’m petitioning they make them in adult sizes for optimal nap time. Who’s with me?!
What are your favorite small businesses?! Let’s support them more than ever right now, and drop their names and websites in the comments below so we can all shop and support them, too!
Lots more coming your way soon!!
Photo credit to my girl Jennifer Wilson Photography!
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